Opinion: Porch Fest II another winner

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The second running of PorchFest in the Arts & Design District on Sept. 13 was yet another smashing success in our view. Organizers and countless volunteers – big hat tip to all involved – moved 38 bands or performers, all of whom were working for tips only – onto and off of 20 porches to entertain a large crowd on a picture-perfect Sunday afternoon. We’re proud to support the effort, and look forward to next year’s edition, which we have to assume will be even better. Sincere congratulations to all involved.

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Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) has demonstrated his ability to sideline unions in his home state. The other day, he said he would do the same thing nationally if elected president. Walker, you might know, is among the large field of candidates for the Republican nomination. He’s also among the large field of delusional candidates for which the GOP is rather famous.

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Maybe we spoke too soon in awarding her the White House about 18 months ago in this space. Hillary Rodman Clinton (D-N.Y.) is hurting badly in polling among women. A recent Washington Post/ABC News national survey shows that while Clinton still leads the field of Democrats, “for the first time her support has dropped below 50 percent in Post-ABC surveys, with the biggest decline coming among white women.” She also trailed rival Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire and Iowa.

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This should just about seal it for Donald Trump (R-Billions): No less an authority than actor Gary Busey has endorsed Trump’s presidential candidacy. OK, then, back to Dancing with the Stars, Gary.


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